To keep your Antelo bag looking at its best you need to understand the leather and how to look after it. Our range is made from as natural a leather as you will find. This is a leather that ages beautifully if you take good care of it.We use superbly tanned full-grain leather which is the best quality premium leather there is. The surface of this type of leather is intact and shows the natural markings of the hide also known as full-grain leather. There is no cheating with aniline leather and that is why only the smoothest hides are chosen. This is reflected in the price of aniline leather items. The full aniline silky finish is achieved by using translucent dyes and waxes which may be susceptible to fading and colour transfer. The natural defects on the leather confirms the authenticity of beautiful leather.
It is hard to keep a favourite piece made from aniline leather looking brand new forever. Dirt build-up can and should be removed by wiping down with a dry cloth every week or so. Do NOT spot clean your bag with a wet cloth as this may leave water marks and may result in colour transfer. Water used on any leather will leave a mark if not handled and cleaned correctly. Just like water, oil will get absorbed very quickly into aniline leather. If you are unsure please refer to your nearest leather care specialist to assist in stain removal, to prevent further damage that may occur.
Metal hardware: Always treat with care where metal hardware is used - wipe leather and hardware with a damp cloth and dry carefully
To prevent flaking and wrinkling, dab a bit of conditioner on a soft cloth and rub gently all over. The best leather care product we can recommend is a product called Hannicare. E-mail us to order at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hannicare foam cans can be ordered at R220.00. For more info please contact us on 0215523095